Working a 60 hour week can be pretty demanding. Stephen King – Head Chef at Uisge Bar and Restaurant, does just that but somehow still manages to find time for his family and for his favourite hobbies.
He loves to cook using locally sourced ingredients showcasing exactly what delights Perthshire has to offer. We caught up with Stephen to find out more about his workdays and weekends!
1. What does a typical day at work look like for you?
I arrive at work at 9.30 to make fresh scones, followed by daily prep. Then it’s lunch service followed by evening a la carte. We are open for food all day so service can last from 12 noon right through to 9pm!
2. What signals the start of your weekend/days off?
Turning my alarm off and having breakfast with my family before embarking on the nursery run.
I love to spend time off with my wife Katy, daughter Isabella and son Ezekiel. We enjoy taking days out in St Andrews or Anstruther, walking along the beach and enjoying some fish and chips!
3. What makes for a perfect night in?
A nice dinner and bottle of red wine with my wife Katy.
4. What makes for a memorable day or night out?
As much as I like to spend time with the family, I am equally as happy spending a few hours walking round Kinross golf course where I am a member and try to enter as many competitions as possible.
On the odd occasion that I get a full day to myself, I will enjoy a day’s peace and quiet fly fishing. Whether it’s walking up-river or spending the day in a boat with friends or my dad, I feel there is no better way to relax and get away from it all (and hopefully catch some dinner!)
5. Tell us about the weekend you’d love to live again?
The weekend of my wedding spent with friends and family.
6. And now your best ever day at work?
It has to be opening day at Uisge as it was also the day my son was born!
7. Any workday or weekend rituals?
Not that I’m aware of!
8. What’s in the perfect day off breakfast?
Eggs Benedict and hot coffee.
9. Any words of wisdom for us?
To quote Dolly Parton - Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.
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